Does Gender Make a Difference When it Comes to Media?

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Dr. Dafna Lemish, Professor of Communication at Tel Aviv University, editor of the Journal of Children and Media, and visiting scholar at CMCH, was recently notified that she will be the recipient of the first Teresa Award for the Advancement of Feminist Scholarship. Lemish was chosen for her important contributions to the advancement of feminist… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: April 24, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Courage, M.L., & Setliff, A. E.(2009). Debating the impact of television and video material on very young children: Attention, learning, and the developing Brain. Child Development Perspectives, 3 (1), 72-78. Examines the debate about the potential… Read more »

Earth Day Posts: Digital Conversion

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In honor of Earth Day, this week's posts will give you resources on media and the environment.  >> See other posts:  Recycling Electronics  Saving Energy Environmental Media for Kids The digital conversion has been postponed to June 12, giving Americans extra time to prepare for life without analog TV. But this transition provides more than… Read more »

Earth Day Posts: Using Media to Educate Kids

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In honor of Earth Day, this week's posts will give you resources on media and the environment.  >> See other posts:  Recycling Electronics  Saving Energy Digital Conversion   Here at CMCH, we often note that the greatest power of media is that it can be used to educate.  Here are some media that can help… Read more »

Earth Day Posts: Saving Energy

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In honor of Earth Day, this week's posts will give you resources on media and the environment.  >> See other posts:  Recycling Electronics  Environmental Media for Kids Digital Conversion   Reducing the energy you use to power electronics can help save money and the planet!  Here are some tips. How to reduce energy use with… Read more »

Earth Day Posts: Recycling Electronics

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In honor of Earth Day, this week's posts will give you resources on media and the environment.  >> See other posts:  Saving Energy   Environmental Media for Kids   Digital Conversion  Do you have an old computer in your basement?  Used cell phones lying around?  TVs collecting dust?  Getting them out of your house will help your… Read more »

Perspective on Sexting: Part III – Reactions and Responses

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This is the third installment of an examination of the phenomenon of sexting by guest blogger Dr. Richard Chalfen.   >>See part I: Teen Culture>>See part II: Photo-sharing Behavior After examining the historical precedents for sexting in the past two entries, I have come to the conclusion that as trite and reductive as it might sound,… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: April 17, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Dalton, M.A. et al. (2009).  Early exposure to movie smoking predicts established smoking by older teens and young adults. Pediatrics, 123(4), e551-e558. To determine whether movie smoking exposure during early adolescence predicts established smoking in older… Read more »

Perspective on Sexting: Part II – Photo Sharing Behavior

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This is the second installment of an examination of the phenomenon of sexting by guest blogger Dr. Richard Chalfen.  >>See part I: Teen Culture>>See part III: Reactions and Responses How and when did young people give pictures to one another in the past?  We know that historically young couples swapped pictures of themselves by exchanging… Read more »

Perspective on Sexting: Part I – Teen Culture

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A few weeks ago, we blogged about "sexting", which is the new term for when people send sexual text and picture messages to others.  This has been sweeping the news, especially since some teens have been hit with child pornography charges. CMCH Senior Scientist Dr. Richard Chalfen has been investigating the use of cell phones… Read more »